Pastor Geoff carefully looks at a number of Scriptures as a number of issues are addressed in this sermon: (1) what does baptism symbolize, (2) who should be baptized, (3) how should people be baptized, (4) what was the pattern in the early church, and (5) is it all that important of a matter anyway?
Listen to and apply this very important message concerning the doctrinal position of baptism at CFBC.
In this sermon Pastor Geoff continues his plea to passionately pursue sexual purity. In this series, he provides 8 ways that you can pursue purity. Tonight he covers part 2:
1. Flee sexual immorality
2. Control your body
3. Reject lustful passions
4. Know God intimately
5. Honor your brothers
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches on the background of sexual immorality in the ancient Roman World (in Thessalonica) and then he provides, from the text, the first of eight pointsso that we can all fight against lust & delight supremely in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Listen to and apply this sermon.
"Creationism & Evolution; It Really Does Matter—Examining the Biblical Texts"
In this Super Study, Pastor Geoff declares that CFBC unashamedly confesses the literal, historical-narrative reading of Genesis 1-2 which inevitably leads one to a young-earth, divine-fiat, sovereign, supernatural, unrepeatable viewpoint on Creation.
Listen to this helpful sermon & the discussion at the end.
"Knowing the Will of God" — A Guide for Biblical Decision Making
Geoff provides clarification for the different ways that the will of God occurs in Scripture. Then he provides a host of practical questions to ask while making those decisions that are not specifically or directly spelled out in God's Word. Listen to and apply this sermon!
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exhorts all of us to grow, increase, improve, and excel in our spiritual growth in Christ. We are to walk with and please Jesus Christ in our lives. Listen this sermon and apply it to your life!
"See the Majestic One Worthy of Worship in Heaven!"
Geoff preaches Revelation 4 and shows that the most emphasized element of heaven's worship in this portion of Scripture is the throne which takes front and center â€” and not only the throne but the Sovereign One who sits on the throne. He is worthy of our worship, adoration, & praise!
"Learn from Pastor Paul How to Pray!" Be Encouraged & Excel More!
Pastor Geoff preaches on Paul's prayer in 1 Thess 3:11-13. He highlights what prayer is, the need for prayer, how to pray, and how we can learn from Paul as he prayed for the Thessalonian church. Listen to & apply this sermon.
"What Will Happen at the End of the World?" A Biblical Perspective
In this super study, Pastor Geoff discusses the biblical data concerning the end of the world & what events will transpire. He frames the discussion around a number of questions and then strives to answer them biblically. Listen to & apply this practical talk.
Pastor Geoff preaches on a text where Paul expresses his encouragement & joy because of the conduct of the Thessalonian Church. There are five marks that characterize the Thessalonian Church. Listen to and apply this practical sermon!
Pastor Geoff preaches on this historical section of Paul's love and concern for the Thessalonian Church and how he sends Timothy to strengthen & encourage them in the midst of their hardships. All believers are called to suffer. Listen to and apply this practical sermon.
"Look at the Churches & Take Spiritual Inventory of Your Life" Part 1
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches from this key text showing that the Word of God is the supernatural Truth that powerfully works in the lives of believers confirming the truth & conforming to Christ. Listen to and apply this sermon!
"Do You Know the Profile of a Godly Leader?" Part 6
Geoff preaches Revelation 2 and calls the men to repent, believe in Christ, and live holy lives like the solid, persecuted Church in Smyrna, not as the Churches of Ephesus, Pergamum, or Thyatira.
"Do You Know the Profile of a Godly Leader?" Part 5
In this text, Paul describes negatively what his ministry was NOT characterized by. He said that his ministry:
1. Was not with manipulative methods (words of flattery)
2. Was not with greediness
3. Was not marked by authoritative dictatorship but humble service.
Next week we'll examine the positive counterpart to this as we'll look at Paul's humble, gentle, life-giving attitude of serving the people of God.
"Do You Know the Profile of a Godly Leader?" Part 2
Geoff preaches 1 Thess 2:4 on the second part of Godly leadership. Here he shows that a Godly leader is one who lives not to please men, but God. This is a person who is not overwhelmed with a fear of man but a fear of God. Listen and apply this sermon.
"Be Confronted With the Greatness of Jesus Christ!"
Geoff preaches on the sovereignty, judgment, and glory of Jesus Christ and calls all people to respond rightly to Him. John fell down as a dead man and to the one who responds with this kind of humility and awe, Christ says: "Do Not Fear!"
"Do You Know the Profile of a Godly Leader?" Part 1
Geoff preaches the first part of 1 Thess 2 on the portrait of a Godly Leader. Paul describes a godly leader as one who endures persecution and one who has pure motives. Listen & apply this.
"Where Can You Anchor Your Hope When the World Seems to Break Up?"
Geoff preaches Psalm 99 and explains the biblical doctrine of the sovereignty of God. There is no doctrine more comforting to the believer than the unshakable sovereignty of God. What is it that will get you through life's storms, culture's chaos, political nightmares, and circumstantial confusion? Only a robust, solid conviction that God lives, rules, and reigns over all things at all times!
Geoff preaches on five elements that must characterize a biblical ministry from Paul's letter to the Thessalonians (1:5-8). Learn these important elements and serve in a faithful local church such as what Paul describes.
"If You Are Really God's Elect-Child, Then You Will Live Like an Elect-Child!"
Geoff preaches on what it means that God elects His people (1 Thess 1.4). He provides seven elements that are descriptive of election all from this verse & the surrounding context. He also gives objections that people raise to election & answers them as well as some concluding applications that this doctrine must have on our lives.